Laxity of Face/

Collagen Loss

Who hates Aging?! We all have to do it, fortunately, we have the methods now to do it gracefully!  Collagen loss and the subsequent laxity of skin on the face and body is the break down of proteins overtime. Loss of elasticity and strength results in sagging skin and wrinkles giving a less youthful appearance. There are multiple ways to help combat this. I particularity like to do combination therapies with lasers that lift and fillers the give volume and contour to PREVENT, PREVENT, PREVENT!!!!  Such combination therapies include:

JUVEDERM XC

Juvederm Ultra XC adds more fullness and plumps thin lips—whether your lips have thinned over time or you simply want fuller lips.

JUVEDERM ULTRA PLUS

JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus injectable gel is a colorless hyaluronic acid gel that is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. Temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face. It is injected into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur. It temporarily adds volume to the skin and may give the appearance of a smoother surface.

JUVEDERM VOLVELLA

Juvederm Volbella is transforming the way in which we enhance our lips. This specially formulated dermal filler is designed to add fullness to the lips, improve lip symmetry, and reduce the signs of aging around the mouth. It can also effectively contour the lips to transform their shape and overall appearance.

JUVEDERM VOLLURE

Over time, your skin loses elasticity, which contributes to moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. While serums and creams work on the skin’s surface, JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC add volume to smooth these lines and folds, to help give you the subtle, long-lasting results you want.

JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC

Wrinkles and lines aren’t the only signs of aging. Over time, the cheeks flatten, and the skin may begin to sag. This is caused by a natural loss of volume in the cheek area, or what the experts call age-related midface volume loss. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area.

BELLAFILL

Bellafill is the only dermal filler that stimulates collagen growth long term to help maintain your youthful appearance for up to 5 years. Now, you can look your best without wasting time and money on frequent filler injections.

ULTHERAPY

Non surgical facelift! Isn't this something we all want?! We have the Newest Ultherapy Technology! - Now way less painful with the same GREAT results!! The non-invasive Ultherapy® procedure is FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, on the eyebrow and under the chin as well as to improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage with no-downtime!!

 

RHYTIDS/FINE LINES/WRINKLES

Rhytids/Fine lines and wrinkles are Caused by the natural breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin. This is due to years of exposure to the harmful UV rays from the sun and environmental toxins.  Fine lines or the medical word 'Rhytids' are different then wrinkles but treatment for both are virtually the same. Fine lines first tend to appear around the eyes and mouth in your thirties.   Fine lines are one of those telltale signs of aging that many women (and men) can live without. Fine lines or Rhytids will develop into wrinkles and deeper as time goes on. It all comes down to three factors  sun damage, loss of collagen in the skin and reduction in the skin's own elasticity. To combat this issue combination therapies of neurtoxins such as botox, fillers, and laser treatements can keep these fine lines from turning into deeper fine lines and eventually wrinkles. Combination therapies includes:

 

BOTOX

Worry lines, crow’s feet, frown lines, bunny lines, and neck bands are no challenge to Botox  injections. In just a few minutes, these facial paralytics can temporarily weaken facial muscles beneath the wrinkled area to relax the skin and restore its youthful appearance.

The full effects of Botox® takes about 10 days, but you will see see the results gradually kick in throughout the week.

XEOMIN

FDA APPROVED. CLINICALLY PROVEN.

Frown lines form when facial expressions are made as the muscle under the skin contracts. Over time, as your skin ages, these repeated expressions cause lasting frown lines. Neurotoxins, such as XEOMIN®, are prescription medications that block the release of chemicals that cause these muscle contractions so frown lines are softened.

JUVEDERM ULTRA PLUS 

JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus injectable gel is a colorless hyaluronic acid gel that is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. Temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face. It is injected into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur. It temporarily adds volume to the skin and may give the appearance of a smoother surface.

                  

JUVEDERM VOLBELLA 

 

Juvederm Volbella is transforming the way in which we enhance our lips. This specially formulated dermal filler is designed to add fullness to the lips, improve lip symmetry, and reduce the signs of aging around the mouth. It can also effectively contour the lips to transform their shape and overall appearance. 

 

CONTOURING/

FAT LOSs 

There are many different ways to achieve a contoured body. However, contouring the body and weight loss are two very different things. First, what do body contouring procedures actually do? There are a fixed number of fat cells in your body. They are just part of who you are. When you gain weight, you aren’t actually producing additional fat cells. The fat cells that you already have are simply getting larger. When you lose weight, they get smaller. With body contouring procedures, many of these fat cells in your body are simply removed or destroyed. Once they are gone, they can never regenerate or be replaced. The fat cells that remain in your body can still get larger and smaller, depending on your weight. By removing fat cells in certain areas of the body, like stubborn bulges of fat that are difficult to get rid of with only exercise or dieting, we can essentially “sculpt” your body. Although you will look thinner, this is not because you lost weight. It is because you lost fat cells.Remember, just because the fat cells have been removed or destroyed doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to gain weight elsewhere. Your fat cells can still expand and get bigger if you don’t live a healthy lifestyle. Combination therapies are best at approaching contouring the body these include:

KYBELLA 

 

 

Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness, otherwise known as a "double chin”.  When injected into subcutaneous fat, Kybella destroys the fat cells, leaving the cells unable to store or accumulate fat.  In as little as one treatment, Kybella will non-surgically reduce and contour excess fat under the chin with no downtime required. Kybella can also be used on other parts of the body like the banana roll and bra roll. 

 

ULTHERAPY 

Non surgical facelift! Isn't this something we all want?! We have the Newest Ultherapy Technology! - Now way less painful with the same GREAT results!! The non-invasive Ultherapy® procedure is FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, on the eyebrow and under the chin as well as to improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage with no-downtime!.

                  

VENUS LEGACY 

BODY Shaping made easy. If you're eating well and exercising, but still not seeing the results you want, you're not alone. Even with a diet and workout plan, many people still struggle with stubborn areas that just don't seem to disappear. You don't need to resort to costly and painful surgeries to get the body you want. There's an easier way.Get one step closer to the figure you've always dreamed of with non-surgical body shaping treatments. They use advanced technology to safely and comfortably deliver energy below the skin's surface, where it works to smoothen out celluiite and improve the appearance of sagging skin. Today's treatments can target both smaller, hard-to-hit areas like the arms and jawline, and larger, more common problem areas like the buttocks and thighs.                     

 

COOLSCULPTING

CoolSculpting is a relatively recent non-invasive cosmetic procedure. It is quickly becoming one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world due to its effectiveness and convenience. 

Fat cells can be very susceptible to cold energy. By freezing fat cells through a process called cryolypolysis, you can destroy them while leaving the surrounding tissue healthy and undamaged. After the fat cells have been damaged, the body will reabsorb them over the course of a few weeks, leaving you with permanent fat reduction. Although it can sometimes take multiple treatments to achieve noticeable results, its non-invasive nature, lack of downtime, and relatively affordable price have made it a very popular option for those looking to shape their body.

 

JUVEDERM VOLLURE

 

Over time, your skin loses elasticity, which contributes to moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. While serums and creams work on the skin’s surface, JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC add volume to smooth these lines and folds, to help give you the subtle, long-lasting results you want.  

                  

JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC

Wrinkles and lines aren’t the only signs of aging. Over time, the cheeks flatten, and the skin may begin to sag. This is caused by a natural loss of volume in the cheek area, or what the experts call age-related midface volume loss. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area.

BELLAFILL

Bellafill is the only dermal filler that stimulates collagen growth long term to help maintain your youthful appearance for up to 5 years. Now, you can look your best without wasting time and money on frequent filler injections.

RADIESSE

RADIESSE is a wrinkle filler used to plump the skin. RADIESSE is injected through a small needle and placed under the skin. Immediately, this filler works to add volume under the skin and over time, the benefits of RADIESSE continue by stimulating your body’s own natural collagen. The natural results have been shown to last a year or more in many patients, making the treatment results both immediate and long lasting.

                  

MICRO NEEDLING

Microneedling is a natural collagen induction therapy. This nonsurgical procedure uses tiny needles to puncture the skin. The damage caused by the needles encourages your body to send healing agents including elastin and collagen to the punctures to repair them. As the skin heals, you will be left with a radiant new complexion.

                

FRACTIONAL CO2 LASER TREATMENT

Fractional CO2 laser treatment is a lighter, faster, and more versatile solution for skin resurfacing, wrinkle and scar reduction, atypical skin pigmentation, minor dermal incisions and excisions, and vaginal treatments. The specialized fractional CO2 laser treats both superficial and deep skin layers simultaneously with precision control over intensity, pattern and depth. Unlike other more invasive facial treatments, the fractional CO2 laser treats layers of skin cells in columns, leaving the surrounding cells intact to aid in healing.

 

Fractional CO2 laser treatment is available for a wide range of skin conditions. It can be used on all parts of the body except for skin tissue nearest the eyes.

 

EMATRIX

Sublative Rejuvenation with eMatrix Laser Skin Resurfacing™ Sublative Rejuvenation with eMatrix is a unique procedure which uses radio frequency to deliver an effective but controlled ablative and non-ablative fractional treatment for wrinkles, scars, large pores and better texture of the skin 

                     

VENUS LEGACY 

Not just made for the body! This procedure is also for the face.  This is advanced technology to safely and comfortably deliver energy below the skin's surface to  improve the appearance of sagging skin.  Treatments can target sagging skin along the jawline, midface, and neck. These treatments can be performed a month apart.

HAIR REMOVAL

Hair removal is the most popular aesthetic procedure in the world.

The hair growth cycle is every 6-8 weeks. We suggest that our clients schedule treatments 6-8 weeks apart to achieve the best permanent hair reduction results. It will take 6-8 treatments (on average) for permanent hair removal.

CANDELA GENTLE MAX

 (new version)-no pain


This is effective on almost every skin type. During a laser hair removal session, light passes through the skin and is absorbed by the melanin in the hair shaft. The absorption raises the temperature of the hair follicle and thermally destroys the cells responsible for regrowth. The wavelength, pulse duration and power of the light ensure damage to these cells and do not affect the rest of the skin. Once the hair follicle has been destroyed, it will take up to a few weeks before the hair is completely gone from the follicle. 

 

  • Arms 

  • Back/Back & Shoulders 

  • Bikini  

  • Chest/Abdomen 

  • Legs (Lower/Full) 

  • Underarms 

  • Upper Lip/Chin/Full Face 

*Packages available  

 

HAIR GROWTH

Many women and men suffer from hair loss. This can be due from a multitude of reasons. Certain skin conditions, genetics, hormones, and even extreme stress can make hair fall. There are different ways to help combat this. Depending on which type of hair lossyou have, your age and the extent of hair loss, there are a variety of treatment options available. The main goals of treatment are to block the immune system attack and/or stimulate the regrowth of hair. This can be effective, especially for people with milder forms of the disease (less than 50% hair loss)  Combination therapy of medication (both topical and oral) and injections is the best at combating this, these include the following:

 

CORTISONE INJECTIONS

 There are several types of hair loss, and they are treated with injections of cortisone.  We don't know exactly why it occurs, but we do know that your immune system is attacking hair-producing cells and causing inflammation at the root of the hair. A series of cortisone shots over several months brings down that inflammation so your hair can grow back. The sooner you start treating it, the better it works. Some patients show improvement after just one session.                  

 

PRP INJECTIONS

PRP injections trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft.Although there hasn’t been much scientific research done on PRP for hair loss, PRP therapy has been in use since the 1980s. 

PRP Therapy Process

 

PRP therapy is a three-step process. Most PRP therapy requires three treatments 4–6 weeks apart. Maintenance treatments are required every 4–6 months.

Step 1

Your blood is drawn — typically from your arm — and put into a centrifuge — a machine that spins rapidly to separate fluids of different densities.

Step 2

After about 10 minutes in the centrifuge, your blood will have separated into in three layers:

  • platelet-poor plasma

  • platelet-rich plasma

  • red blood cells

Step 3

The platelet-rich plasma is drawn up into a syringe and then injected into areas of the scalp that need increased hair growth

 

 

LIVEYON INJECTIONS

Liveyon distributes umbilical cord derived products to physicians for use in regenerative medicine therapies. The umbilical cord is rich in growth factors and stem cells that have helped sustain the life of a healthy child for 9 months. STEM CELLS DERIVED FROM THE UMBILICAL CORD ARE INJECTED INTO THE SCALP. ONE OF THE MOST POTENT TREATMENTS ON THE MARKET.  

TREATMENTS:1-3 TREATMENTS

SESSIONS: EVERY 3 MONTHS (IF INDICATED)

 

VEIN REMOVAL

LASER VEIN TREATMENT

By using our V-Beam laser, blood vessels can be selectively heated and collapsed without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue, Treatment is safe and effective for various diameters and depths of leg veins. Several treatments are usually required for optimal results.

 

SCLEROTHERAPY

Vascular therapy (sclerotherapy) is a popular method of spider vein reduction. We inject Asclera, a liquid solution, into the vein through a tiny needle, the agent causes the vessels to contract and collapse. Over the next few weeks the treated vessels fade and appearance is significantly diminished. Several treatments are usually required for optimal results.

COMBINATION TREATMENT

Combination treatments can result in superior results then just using Sclerotherapy or laser alone. Smaller veins are easily treated by the laser and larger vessels benefit from injections.

 

FRECKLE, MOLE & SKIN TAG

we use the latest in radio frequency, cryogen, pigment and vascular technology to remove and or reduce skin lesions such as moles, freckles, hemangioma (birth marks), warts, sebaceous hyperplasia and skin tags, as well as, any red and brown spots that are a result of sun damage, broken capillaries, acne scars, fibromas, and blood spots without stitches, bleeding and virtually no risk of scarring. why would you surgically remove and risk exchanging a mole for a scar, especially on the face? it’s important to know that complete removal is not always possible, this will be assessed  during your consultation.

 

CELLULITE

VENUS LEGACY

With the Venus Legacy laser, we can treat cellulite, wrinkles and sagging skin to get your skin looking tighter and smoother.  Advanced RF (radio frequency) technology heats the dermis (the skin’s inner layer) to induce the formation of collagen. As the collagen forms and tones beneath the surface, the skin will firm immediately achieving a more youthful state. This is a non-invasive treatment that is pain free, with no down time and yields amazing results. 

                

COOLSCULPTING

Non-surgical body contouring, fat freezing.

The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure is the only FDA cleared,* non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. The results are proven, noticeable, and lasting.

CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin while leaving the skin itself unaffected.

 

ULTHERAPY

Non surgical facelift! Isn't this something we all want?! We have the Newest Ultherapy Technology! - Now way less painful with the same GREAT results!! The non-invasive Ultherapy® procedure is FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, on the eyebrow and under the chin as well as to improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage with no-downtime!!

 

STRETCHMARKS

stretch marks, also known as striae, are a form of scarring on the skin with an off-color hue. over time they may diminish, but will not disappear completely. stretch marks form during rapid growth of the body, such as during puberty or pregnancy. in pregnancy they usually form during the last trimester, and usually on the belly, but also commonly occur on the breasts, thighs, hips, lower back and buttocks. There are multiple treatments for this condition and combination treatments always work best, these include: 

MICRONEEDLING

Microneedling is a natural collagen induction therapy. this nonsurgical procedure uses tiny needles to puncture the skin. the damage caused by the needles encourages your body to send healing agents including elastin and collagen to the punctures to repair them. the benefits of this treatment include: causes collagen remodeling, enhances skin rejuvenation, skin tightening and lifting, acne scar / scar remodeling, stretchmark improvement, and smoothes fine lines. this is a great treatment for all skin types. 

E-MATRIX

Sublative rejuvenation with ematrix laser skin resurfacing™ sublative rejuvenation with ematrix is a unique procedure which uses radio frequency to deliver an effective but controlled ablative and non-ablative fractional treatment for wrinkles, scars, large pores, stretchmarks and better texture of the skin. this can also be used on all skin types.

FXcO2

fractional co2 laser treatment is a lighter, faster, and more versatile solution for skin resurfacing, wrinkle and scar reduction, atypical skin pigmentation, minor dermal incisions and excisions, and vaginal treatments. the specialized fractional co2 laser treats both superficial and deep skin layers simultaneously with precision control over intensity, pattern and depth. unlike other more invasive facial treatments, the fractional co2 laser treats layers of skin cells in columns, leaving the surrounding cells intact to aid in healing.fractional co2 laser treatment is used on a variety of different conditions including fine lines, discoloration, acne scars, and stretch marks.

V-BEAM

VBeam is a lighter, faster, and more versatile solution for a variety of skin pigmentation disorders. The specialized pulse dye laser treats both superficial and deep skin layers simultaneously with precision control over intensity, pattern and depth. The VBeam delivers an intense but gentle burst of light which is absorbed by either the blood vessels or melanin pigmented areas depending on the condition being treated. The VBeam laser is one of the most efficient and effective laser treatments available on the market.

VBeam treats any areas of the skin and growths on the body that exhibit irregular coloring. It is also an effective treatment for acne and discolored stretch marks. Usually multiple treatment sessions is necessary.

 

HAND, NECK,

AND CHEST REJUVENATION

The neck, chest, and hands are one of the first places to reveal signs of aging. The skin in these areas  is actually thinner and weaker, and most of us forget about it in our daily skin care regime.  Combination of treatments can start to restore and volumize skin in these areas to give a more youthful appearance.

RADIESSE

As the hands start to age there are limited options in how to volumize and restore the skin in this area. Radiesse is a dermal filler that is used for correcting volume loss not only in the face but also in the back of the hands. Radiesse is made of calcium based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. These beads form a structure under the skin around which new collagen forms. results from radiesse last up to 18 months. 
Treatment areas: cheeks (wrinkles and folds) and back of hands.

E-MATRIX

Sublative rejuvenation with ematrix laser skin resurfacing™ sublative rejuvenation with ematrix is a unique procedure which uses radio frequency to deliver an effective but controlled ablative and non-ablative fractional treatment for wrinkles, scars, large pores, stretchmarks and better texture of the skin, including delecate areas like the neck, chest, and back of hands. since it is radiofrequency technology it can be used on all skin types.

FX CO2

Fractional CO2 laser treatment is a lighter, faster, and more versatile solution for skin resurfacing, wrinkle and scar reduction, atypical skin pigmentation, minor dermal incisions and excisions, and vaginal treatments. The specialized fractional CO2 laser treats both superficial and deep skin layers simultaneously with precision control over intensity, pattern and depth. Unlike other more invasive facial treatments, the fractional CO2 laser treats layers of skin cells in columns, leaving the surrounding cells intact to aid in healing.Fractional CO2 laser treatment is used on a variety of different conditions including fine lines/wrikles, discoloration, acne scars, and stretch marks.

 

 sCAR rEVISION

The main purpose of scar revision is to Smooth, lighten, and remove redness or pigmentation from scars so they appear less noticeable. Treatments are always better in combination by using both injections and lasers depending on the type of scar. This will be determined at the time of consultation. These treatments include:

 

                    

BELLAFILL

 

Bellafill is the only dermal filler that stimulates collagen growth long term to help maintain your youthful appearance for up to 5 years. Now, you can look your best without wasting time and money on frequent filler injections.

                      

MICRONEEDLING

is a natural collagen induction therapy. This nonsurgical procedure uses tiny needles to puncture the skin. The damage caused by the needles encourages your body to send healing agents including elastin and collagen to the punctures to repair them. The benefits of this treatment include: collagen remodeling, skin rejuvenation, Skin tightening and lifting, Acne scar / scar remodeling, Stretchmark improvement, and Smoothes fine lines. This is a great treatment for all skin types. 

 

FRACTIONATED  CO2 Laser

Fractional CO2 laser treatment is the gold standard laser treatment for skin resurfacing, wrinkle and scar reduction, atypical skin pigmentation, scars from minor dermal incisions and excisions, and vaginal treatments. The specialized fractional CO2 laser treats both superficial and deep skin layers simultaneously with precision control over intensity, pattern and depth. Unlike other more invasive facial treatments, the fractional CO2 laser treats layers of skin cells in columns, leaving the surrounding cells intact to aid in healing. This laser may NOT be suitable for all skin types. Multiple treatment sessions may be necessary. This will be determined at the time of consultation. 

                      

e-MATRIX Radio-frequency

Sublative Rejuvenation with e-Matrix Laser Skin Resurfacing™ Sublative Rejuvenation with e-Matrix is a unique procedure which uses radio frequency to deliver an effective but controlled ablative and non-ablative fractional treatment for wrinkles, scars, large pores, stretchmarks and better texture of the skin. This type of treatment can also be used on all skin types.  Multiple treatment sessions may be necessary. This will be determined at the time of consultation                

 

V-BEAM

VBeam is a gold standard solution for a variety of skin pigmentation disorders. The specialized pulse dye laser treats both superficial and deep skin layers simultaneously with precision control over intensity, pattern and depth. The VBeam delivers a burst of light which is absorbed by either the blood vessels or melanin pigmented areas depending on the condition being treated. The VBeam laser is one of the most efficient and effective laser treatments available on the market with little to no downtime.

VBeam treats any areas of the skin and growths on the body that exhibit irregular coloring including hyperpigmented or red scarring. It is also an effective treatment for  active acne, red acne scars and discolored stretch marks. Usually multiple treatment sessions is necessary. This will be determined at the time of consultation. 

 

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